Pro Bono

We believe that active position of a legal community, involvement of lawyers and attorneys in the legislative activities will lead to positive reforms and improve the awareness of our society. 

PROJECTS COMPLETED (2006 – till present)

  • Campaign on providing unhindered access for attorneys to the National Security Committee’s remand prisons.
  • New draft law On Advocacy and Legal Practice
  • Attorney’s advice weekly column in the republican New Generation newspaper
  • Legal advice weekly column in the Legal newspaper
  • Weekly participation in  Inform Bureau’s Legal Advice TV program, Channel 31

 

  • Speakers at 2008 international scientific conference dedicated to the judicial selection procedures and jury members’ appointment (Almaty).
  • Interviews for the republican Khabar and Channel 31 TV channels in both Kazakh and Russian languages.
  • Recognition as contradicting to the Constitution and annulment by the RK Constitutional Council of the liability for self-impairment under Clause 361 in the RK Criminal Code in 2008 resulting from the principal position of one of the attorneys of our firm in a criminal case at Kapshagai court.
  • The Best-Known Attorneys Quiz
  •  Training: Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Development
  • Regional seminar: New Criminally Remedial Institutions in Legal Practice of the Attorneys in Central Asia
  • Press conference at the Kazakhstan Press Club: Attorneys and Entrepreneurs Come Together: More Opportunities for Judicial Review
  • Press conference at the Kazakhstan Press Club dedicated to establishment of the Attorneys’ Forum Public Association.
  • Campaign on providing a legal assistance in identification of the RK citizens convicted by foreign courts and serving sentences overseas.
  • Campaign on addressing the issues on lawfulness of refusals to provide attorneys with information relating to real estate title registration.
  • Campaign on addressing the issues on illegal search of attorneys during visiting detention centers.
  • Campaign on addressing the issues on eliminating violations of the current legislation by regional courts of Almaty in the course of administration of justice in administrative and civil cases.
  • Campaign on addressing the issues on availability of the information relating to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

  • Speech  at the Parliament’s Senate Committee on the draft law on judicial authorization
  • National seminar for judges in 2009 on judicial discipline procedures (Almaty City Court, Almaty).
  • Conference dedicated to Judicial transparency.
  • Collection of template applications, complaints, petitions to courts in Kazakh language.
  • Open lectures on Medical Law for students of the Kazakh Medical University.
  • Weekly Disclaimer broadcast on Kazakhstan TV channel.
  • Regular (three times a week) Attorney’s advice morning radio broadcast on NS radio station.
  •  Main outlines of judicial system reforms.
  • Presentation of the report of the Commission on Human Rights under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Seminar on Legal Marketing.
  • Job fair at the Kazakh-German University.
  • Report on status of legal profession during the meeting of the Advisory Board of the Commission on Human Rights at Presidential Office.
  • International Forum: Legal Business. Central Asia.
  • Seminar for journalists: Business and Law.
  • Training classes on legal marketing.
  • Seminar dedicated to Debts.
  •  Round table:  Legislative regulation of lobbying activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Seminar: Human Trafficking Fighting Mechanisms.
  • Publication of the Legal Advice Book.
  • Open lectures before KIMEP students on business law.
  • Round table at the Majilis of the Parliament in 2010 on Administrative Procedure Code.
  • Open lectures for KazNU students on Advocacy.
  • Annual Forum of Corporate Lawyers in Almaty organized by VIProMotion.
  • Conference: Independence of the Courts and the Judges in Adjudication: Law Enforcement Problems and Legal Regulation Aspects at the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Conference: Judicial Practice in the Field of International Taxation in the course of court trial practice at KIMEP, Almaty, organized by the Central Asian Tax Research Center (CATRC).
  • Morning TV cast Attorneys’ Advice on Khabar TV channel (three times a week).
  • Creation of a blog platform - http: //attorney.yvision with the law-related articles.
  • Weekly newsletter articles on the legislation of Kazakhstan sent to over 5000 local entrepreneurs.
  • Various TV programs dedicated to legislation on the following TV channels: Khabar, Kazakhstan, CPC, Tan, Almaty, Astana, 31 and Caspionet.
  • Expert’s opinion on law in e-media (newspapers, magazines, blogs).
  • Articles on law enforcement in the media.
  • Development of website – www.lawforum.kz for online free consultations under the legislation of Kazakhstan.
  • Legal consultations at Karapuz Internet forum.
  • Training courses for auditors supported by the College of Auditors
  • Seminar on Management of Litigation:  Practice of Successful Strategies held at the conference hall of Grand Tien Shan Hotel as a course for corporate lawyers.
  • Round table on the draft law On Amendments and Changes to Legislative Acts of Kazakhstan on Access to Information initiated by the public association, the Attorneys’ Forum, funded by Legal Reforms and Transparency Public Finance programs (Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan).
  • Round table for discussion of the draft law On State-Guaranteed Legal Aid held in Astana in the framework of the Asian American Partnership Public Fund funded by the Law Reforms (Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan).
  • Seminar on Tax Disputes. Protecting the Rights of Taxpayers, Almaty, Grand Tien Shan Hotel with participation of representatives of major companies operating in Kazakhstan.
  • Seminar for entrepreneurs in collaboration with the BMF Group - BMF Group law firm on taxes, customs regulations, corporate governance and other issues with the participation of legal and financial experts.
  • Round table discussion at KIMEP University dedicated to Pro-Bono legal services in Kazakhstan under the Program: Equality before Law: Access to Justice in Central Asia - EBL.
  • VII Forum for corporate lawyers at Holiday Inn Hotel, Almaty.
  • Training seminar: Lawyers and Administrative Justice for lawyers and attorneys of the Central Asia with participation of German trainers and lawyers, in partnership with the German Society for International Cooperation (GSIC) and financial support of Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan.
  • Managing partner of Nazkhanov and Partners Tair Nazkhanov took part in experts’ practical conference on Implementation of international standards in the legislation of Kazakhstan in the course of reforming the Criminal Code and Criminal procedure Legislation held within the framework of the project: Monitoring of the National Action Plan on Human Rights for 2009-2012, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHRL), Legal Policy Research Centre (LPRC) and the International Centre of Journalism, MediaNet.
  • Together with the NGO Attorneys’ Forum and Zakon.kz we conducted a charity event dedicated to the International Human Rights’ Day with provision of free legal assistance to low-income citizens.
  • Discussed law enforcement-related issues in the customs legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan during a seminar dedicated to the Customs Law
  • Nazkhanov & Partners took part in the Business Day forum.
  • Tair Nazkhanov took part in the Kazakhstan legal forum with his speech dedicated to approach to successful defense of entrepreneurs in criminal cases related to tax evasions.
  • Kuralai Karakulova, the Executive Director of the Public Association, Attorneys’ Forum participated in the contest: What would you change in the legislation of Kazakhstan? - Why and what are the benefits for the country? The event was organized by the Deputy Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dariga Nazarbayeva and the information portal, ZAKON.KZ. Kuralai Karakulova was handled a letter of appreciation on behalf of the Deputy Chairman of the Majilis of the RK Parliament, Dariga Nazarbayeva and the Kazakhstan online ZAKON.KZ. portal
  • Tair Nazkhanov held a seminar at the internship center of the Almaty City Bar Association: Modern Western Jurisprudence. Utilitarism, Liberalism, Feminism and other legal theories, which are being discussed actively within the English legal environment ; discussions during the training session with the lawyers of Almaty.
  • Tair Nazkhanov attended Mr. Vincent Tihan’s lecture dedicated to: Professional Improvement as a Condition for Preservation of a Licenses for Lawyers, Accountants and Authorized Agents of the USA Federal Tax Administration.

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